Art Hooker

Blues Producer, Broadcast Operations Specialist

Art Hooker was born in Wisconsin and trained on tuba at Hortonville Union High School and Lawrence Conservatory. As a self-taught flutist he traveled throughout the western U.S. as a busker. He studied radio production technology at Mount Hood Community College in Oregon. He also ad libbed flute music beds for a locally produced poetry program on public radio. He currently plays tenor saxophone, flute, rhythm guitar, percussive devices and vocals. He has performed with the Siegal/Schwall Blues Band, Seafood Mama (later known as Quarterflash), Sweet Betty and Nathaniel Mayer, as a solo artist and as a member of the bands King Rat, The Bushwhackers, FM Band, Two Flat Blues Band, Mumblin’ Eddy, Art Hooker, Hot Tomato, and the Big Jones Blues Band. He has opened for John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Ben E. King, Luther ‘Guitar Jr.’ Johnson, Marshall Tucker, The Guess Who and Chris Duarte.

He’s been hooked on the blues ever since he realized that all the really good rock and roll songs were actually blues. Art started doing a blues radio show in 1995 on KRKX and has been the producer of ‘The Blue Light Boogie’ on Yellowstone Public Radio since May 2000. He has also been the MC for the Magic City Blues Festival since its beginning in 2002.

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Playlist #1918 Aug 10, 2018

“Where The Yellow Cross The Dog”, Corey Harris, Downhome Sophisticates, Rounder Records, http://www.coreyharrisband.com http://www.rounder.com

“New Frisco Train”, Bukka White, Memphis Country Blues vol. 1, Memphis Archives

“Morning Train”, Precious Bryant, The Truth, Terminus Records, http://www.terminusrecords.com

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Playlist #1917 Aug. 3, 2018

“Midnight Special Blues”, Sam Collins, Jailhouse Blues, Yazoo Records

“Yellow Dog Blues”, Sam Collins, Jailhouse Blues, Yazoo Records

“Too Too Train Blues”, Big Bill Broonzy, Good Time Tonight, Columbia Records, http://www.broonzy.com http://www.columbiarecords.com

“Kassie Jones pt. 1”, Furry Lewis, In His Prime 1927-1928, Yazoo Records

“Kassie Jones pt. 2”, Furry Lewis, In His Prime 1927-1928, Yazoo Records

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Playlist #1916 Jul. 27, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Commit A Crime”, Howlin’ Wolf, The Chess Box, MCA/Chess Records, http://www.howlinwolf.com

“Commit A Crime”, Slackjaw, It’s Always Something, self release, http://www.slackjawbluesband.com

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Playlist #1915 Jul. 20, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1 (various artists), Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Lonely Tracks”, Laney Lou And The Bird Dogs, http://www.thebird-dogs.com

“Fat Bottom Girls”, Laney Lou And The Bird Dogs, http://www.thebird-dogs.com

“Home Cookin’”, Benyaro, http://www.benyaro.com

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Playlist #1914 Jul. 13, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Wagon Wheels”, King Curtis, His First Eight Classic Albums 1959-1962, Enlightenment Records

“You’ve Been A Good Ole Wagon”, David Bromberg Band, The Blues, The Whole Blues And Nothing But The Blues, Red House Records, http://www.davidbromberg.net http://www.redhouserecords.com

Sergey Norin

Playlist #1913 Jul. 6, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1 (various artists), Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Mr. So And So”, Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup, That’s All Right Mama, RCA Recods, http://www.rcarecords.com

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Playlist #1911 Jun. 22, 2017

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Three Women Blues”, Blind Willie McTell, The Early Years 1927-1933, Yazoo Records

“Three Ball Blues”, Blind Boy Fuller, News And The Blues Telling It Like It Is (various artists), Columbia Records, http://www.columbiarecords.com

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Playlist #1910 Jun. 15, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“If It Ain’t Me (Who Are You Thinking Of)”, Jimmy Rogers, The Complete Chess Recordings, MCA/Chess Records

“Who Were You Thinking Of?”, Nikki Hill, Here’s Nikki Hill, Deep Fryed Records, http://www.nikkihillmusic.com

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Playlist #1909 Jun. 8, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Crazy Blues”, Mamie Smith, The Best Of Mamie Smith, Columbia/Legacy Records , http://www.legacyrecordings.com

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Playlist #1908 Jun. 1, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Clothespin Blues”, Jimmy Rushing, Shoutin’ Swingin And Makin’ Love, MCA/Chess Records

“Laundromat Blues”, Albert King, Born Under A Bad Sign, Stax Records, http://www.staxrecords.com

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